We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Lavender Manor Guest Lodge
Ranked #4 of 88 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 6, 2012

Lavender Manor is a wonderful B&B, of an excellent standard and ideally situated for enjoying the Hermanus area, being just 5 minutes drive east of the town. We (2 adults and 2 teenagers) stayed for 2 nights in rooms 1 and 3, both on the 1st floor of the main building. Room 1 is a beautiful double room with a stunning view out to the ocean; a 4 poster bed; double patio doors leading on to a little balcony; two double wardrobes (one housing the mini-bar and hot drink-making equipment) and an amazing bathroom. Room 3 is on the side and back of the main building so has views of the ocean, just rather less spectacular than Room 1, but is also decorated to a very high standard throughout. There is a communal open deck and another roof-top area for relaxing and enjoying the view out to the ocean, plus a lovely cosy, comfy sitting room filled with books and magazines for everyone to enjoy – and an open bar! There is another building behind the main lodge that we cannot comment on.
Isabel, Kobus and their staff devote themselves to the comfort of their guests and we could not have felt more welcome or cared for. The breakfasts were delicious, fresh and very varied. I can’t eat gluten and Isabel went out on a special mission to buy a bread-mix which she made into a loaf especially for me – I really appreciated that. There were countless small touches to add to the general luxurious experience, not least the little sprigs of lavender in the rooms (I won’t elaborate on them all so as not to spoil the surprises!).
As it is winter, we didn’t make use of the plunge pool – but it looked lovely. The gorgeous beach is 5 minutes walk away (just one row of houses separates Lavender Manor from it) so we were able to pop down there whenever we liked. We made the walk to Hermanus along the coastal path and this was a lovely experience for whale-spotting: we took our time - several hours - to enjoy all the views and wildlife along the way but walked back in an hour and a half (although we could have caught the cute Tuk-tuk instead).
Truly a delightful place to stay and excellent value.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank ibiEngland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (396)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

274 - 280 of 396 reviews

Reviewed July 9, 2012

I found the Lavender Manor Guest House in Hermanus to be an oasis of calm and quiet luxury. It is located away from the busy main road (important) and is one short block from the beach and to the start of the scenic and famous Cliff Path walk. We were two ladies travelling on our own to Hermanus to meet an old school friend – on arrival we were warmly welcomed by Desi who arranged coffee for us up on the deck (with mind numbing views of the bay) to unwind while our luggage was taken to our rooms.

Our rooms were spacious, impeccably decorated and I have fond memories of snuggling under the luxurious percale cotton duvets and linen – heavenly! To pamper our senses further our breakfast early the next morning was fabulous.

This is a great place to stay and relax after you are done with sightseeing. Thank you Isabel for looking after us, I shall definitely return with husband in tow for a longer stay!

Room Tip: Both rooms 1 and 2 were amazing. Room 1 had a sea view and Room 2 had an amazing mountain view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Jaxi_Rossouw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Lovely place very welcoming, even two small bottles of champers laid on as we was on honeymoon. Beautiful view looking out to the sea. Even though the guest house was away from town it is right near the large sandy beach and a lovely walk along the coast to town.
Breakfast was v good and the hospitality made us feel very welcome. Would def stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank leigh30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stayed only one night and the weather was bad, so we did not really explore all that Hermanus has to offer, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this guest house. We had booked the ground-floor family room, but were given two very spacious rooms on the first floor instead, each one beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. There are two lounges for the guests, each with a gorgeous view. Breakfast was plentiful and varied, including eggs any style, toast, fresh fruit, cheeses, cereal, etc. The owners make every effort to make you feel welcome.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Sanny07
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Very nicely appointed guest lodge, with excellent facilities and very convenient to the main town. Breakfast excellent

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kengreer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2012

We had a wonderful stay here. This guest house was one of our favorites of the many we stayed in during our recent trip to South Africa. Isabel has a wonderful eye, as evidenced by the beautiful decor throughout, and the perfectly laid out breakfast. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and taking in the amazing views. Just wish we could have stayed longer.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
Thank Janet945
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Lavender Manor - what an absolute delight!! If you have any intension of visiting Hermanus, there is no other place you should stay. I have never felt the need to write a review but after having stayed there I felt it would be unjust not to do so.

From the very moment my husband and I arrived we were greeted with with a warm smile and taken up to our delightful room (every room in the house is uniquely designed with its own magical character) which they had decorated with hand tied bunched of lavender, it smelt amazing! The house is immaculate and was so peaceful you almost felt as thought you had the place to yourself. Kobus and Isobel cannot do enough for you, they even opened up the sun roof for us on a day we did fancy heading to the beach. Nothing is too much and they are always happy to answer any questions you have or suggest excursions, which we readily took up and enjoyed immensely.

It is the person touch that makes this place what it is, i could not recommend it enough. for those who are not yet sold, they do a magnificent breakfast which keep you going for most of the day.

I will be recommending to all my freidns and family

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank claudia s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hermanus hotels
2.9 mi away
Misty Waves Boutique Hotel Hermanus
2.6 mi away
Harbour House Hotel
Harbour House Hotel
#7 of 11 in Hermanus
1,017 reviews
3.1 mi away
One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.5 mi away
138 Marine Beachfront Guesthouse
6.2 mi away
Kennedys Beach Villa
1.7 mi away
Bamboo Guest House
Bamboo Guest House
#5 of 88 in Hermanus
385 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lavender Manor Guest Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lavender Manor Guest Lodge

Address: 184 10th Street | Voelklip, Hermanus, Overstrand 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Overstrand > Hermanus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $145 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lavender Manor Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lavender Manor offers spectacular sea and mountain views and warm, relaxed hospitality. Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the magnificent beaches and the scenic cliff path. Relax next to the secluded pool and watch the incredible sunsets over the ocean from the upstairs patio. Ideally positioned for whale watching, walking trails, visiting the different wine routes, and near world-class golf courses. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotwire and TripOnline SA so you can book your Lavender Manor Guest Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing